Aortic Dissections and Thoracic Aneurysms - An Update

Joseph Huh; Scott A. LeMaire; Joseph S. Coselli


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Aortic dissections and aneurysms remain clinically challenging entities. Over the past several years, concepts in the management of thoracic aortic disease have slowly evolved and incrementally changed our practice. Noteworthy developments since the publication of our chapter in the 9th edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery[1] include: the publication of consensus practice guidelines; completion of a clinical trial on endovascular treatment of descending aortic dissection; reduced enthusiasm for hybrid repairs of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms; and evolving approaches to aortic arch operations.


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